How To Age-Proof Your Resume And LinkedIn Profile


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By Nancy Collamer

If you’re over 50, do you worry that your age might hurt your job prospects? Sadly, you could be right. As my Next Avenue editor Richard Eisenberg recently wrote, it now takes the average 55+ job seeker seven to eight months to find a job compared with just 15 weeks for job hunters between 20 and 24.

Ageism persists, even in this tight labor market. But according to career pros Jan Melnik (president and chief job-search strategist at Absolute Advantage) and Marie Zimenoff (CEO of Resume Writing Academy), there are smart steps you can take to age-proof your resumé and LinkedIn profile to increase the odds of landing a job.

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